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Drunk Astronauts Fly Sky High

by @ 7:37 pm on July 26, 2007. Filed under Humor, In The News

Apparently, some Shuttle astronauts have already been higher than a kite even before stepping onto the launchpad:

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — Astronauts were allowed to fly after flight surgeons and other astronauts warned they were so drunk they posed a flight-safety risk on at least two occasions, an aviation weekly reported Thursday.

It cited a special panel studying astronaut health, which found “heavy use of alcohol” before launch that was within the standard 12-hour “bottle-to-throttle” rule, according to Aviation Week & Space Technology. It reported the finding on its Web site.

A NASA official confirmed the health report contains claims of alcohol use by astronauts before launch, but said the information is based on anonymous interviews and is unsubstantiated. The official didn’t want to be named because NASA plans a news conference Friday to discuss the panel’s findings.

Memo to Paris, Britney, and Lindsey — you’ve got a future at NASA !

4 Responses to “Drunk Astronauts Fly Sky High”

  1. [...] NASA panel reported that drunk  astronauts were allowed to fly despite warnings about their alcohol consumption. I guess no [...]

  2. kres says:

    LOL! Yeah, News Groper Paris Hilton blogs about it.!
    Though I can’t see her wearing an astronaut helmet. It would mess up her hair.

  3. Wow… There are some things I like doing hung over. Like surfing… Something about hopping in the cold pacific really snaps you back to reality.

    I have to think that strapping myself to a bunch of rocket fuel and lighting it wouldn’t be too pleasant, though.

  4. Valarie says:

    If I were traveling into the great (relative) unknown, I would NEED TO BE DRUNK, TOO!

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